An open-air photo exhibition exploring the lives of 25 local workers with disabilities is well underway in the southern province of Dong Nai.

Opened on April 17, the nine-day show is co-organised by the provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and Handicap International in Vietnam to mark Vietnam’s Day for People with Disabilities (April 18).

In addition to honouring their services to the nation, the event also encourages employers to recruit the handicapped, helping them integrate into the community, said department Director Le Thi My Phuong.

According to her, Dong Nai is home to nearly 23,000 people with severe and extremely severe disabilities, only 1,000 of them currently employed.

The exhibition will be held at Amata and Bien Hoa 2 industrial zones in the province’s Bien Hoa city from April 25 - May 9.-VNA